Guest blogger Melissa Kirkendall is the director of the Fearless Film Festival.
After perusing through over 40 short films, music videos and trailers we have finally selected the final 14 shorts that will screen at this years Fearless Film Festival which is a part of the OFF MAIN! series at Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 16 – 19. Fearless takes place on Sat April 18 and Sun April 19 in the downtown FW public library. The best part about this festival is not only the entertaining films, but also the fact that all screenings and panels are FREE and open to the public!
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Here are the winners and schedule for this year:
Best of Show & Panavision Award – “Pleasant Dreams” Dir. Lam Chui (18:54)
Best Animation & Youth film – “The Mirror” Dir. Rachel Racanelli (1:35)
Best Student – “Gillface” Dir. David McGinnis (12:17)
Best Locally Produced – “Forgotten Frames 2.0″ Dir. Jeremy Snead (12:00)
Best Documentary – “Icky Twerp: The Electronic Baby Sitter” Dir. Richard Kent (20:00)
Best Narrative – “”Mrs Brumetts Garden” Dir. Patrick Rea (20:00)
Best Foreign – “Tropezones” Dir. David Macian & Eduardo Molinari (6:00)
Best Experimental – “Beautiful Exposure” Dir. Geoff McGee (12:05)
Best Music Video – “Voice Rock for the President” Dir. Teddy Cool (3:42)
Best Trailer – “God & Country” Dir. Daniel Piatt (1:46)
Movie Tavern Award – “The Small Multiple” Dir. Daniel Piatt (6:38)
Saturday April 18
Narrative group 1 & Foreign films 10:30a – 11:30a / 2:15p – 3:15p
Forgotten Frames (12:00) Narrative Drama
Dir. Jeremy Snead
How a French inventor became the forgotten father of cinema.
Misfortunes Smiles (18:00) Narrative Drama
Dir. Patrick Rea
A con-artist fortuneteller has his fate changed when his crystal ball mysteriously begins to work.
Tropezones (6:00) Narrative
Dir. David Macian & Eduardo Molinari
He’s crazy about food, she’ll do anything to please him. A perfect romance… as long as something is left in the fridge.
Pleasant Dreams (18:54) Narrative Sci-fi
Dir. Lam Chui
A young man goes looking for his estranged brother only to find his brother has checked into an “alternate reality” facility.
Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Music Video & Trailers 11:45a-12:45p/ 3:30p – 4:30p
Icky Twerp: The Electronic Baby Sitter (20:00) Documentary Dir. Richard Kent A snapshot into the life and times of the famous north TV show “Slam Bang Theater” and the irreverent host Bill Camfield aka Icky Twerp.
Little Boy (14:00) Experimental
Dir. Frank Mosley
A man realizes his impact on society through 2 very similar contradictory births that occur at almost the same moment.
Beautiful Exposure (12:05) Experimental
Dir. Geoff McGee
A depressed photographer gets back together with his ex for one last photo shoot.
The Mirror (1:35) Animation
Dir. Rachel Racanelli
A boy stumbles across a magical mirror.
Voice Rock for the President (3:42) Music Video
Dir. Teddy Cool
Hip Hop artist Mc Voice Rock runs his own “presidential” hip hop campaign.
God & Country (1:46) Trailer
Dir. Daniel Platt
Trailer for WW11 period piece.
Hold (2:00) Trailer
Dir. Frank Mosley
An exploration of the isolation of a couple bound by love, but torn by circumstance
Narrative group 2 1p – 2p / 4:45p – 5:45p
Mrs Brummetts Garden (20:00) Narrative
Dir. Patrick Rea
An elderly woman believes that she is talking to fairies in her garden. Her Husband thinks she’s crazy and wants to put he in a home.
The Small Multiple (6:38) Narrative Sci-Fi
Dir. Daniel Platt
A man trying desperately to save his dying wife from disease by inventing a machine that can altar dimensional reality.
Gillface (12:17) Narrative Musical Comedy
Dir. David McGinnis
A girl from a small town moves to the big city only to fall in love with someone who is not entirely human. One of her co-workers is outraged and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Future Farmer (20:26) Narrative Sci-Fi
Dir. J. Christopher Gibson
Set 100 years into the future where a farmer does anything he has to to keep his farm.
Saturday April 18 Panels in the Chappell Meeting Room
Copyright Law & Fair Useage 1p – 2p
Panelists: Tamera Bennett (Copyright attorney), Linda Kordek (Music talent agent for The Agency Group), CartyTalkington (Feature Film Director/ producer – Best known for “Love & a 45”), Mark A. Nobles (Producer for music documentary “Teen A Go Go”)
Texas Filmmakers Resources 2:30p – 3:30p
Panelists: Meg Gould (Assistant Director Dallas Film Commission), Bryan Poyser (Dir of Artist Services for The Austin Film Society), Tiffany Kieran (DFW area Producer Production manager)
Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund workshop 3:45p – 4:45p By Bryan Poyser. Since 1996, the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund has supported Texas filmmakers by giving out $930,000 in cash, goods and services to 265 film and video projects. The deadline for the 2009 cycle is June 1st and if you are a filmmaker who has resided in Texas for at least one year, you are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in funding for your project. At this workshop, the Austin Film Society’s Director of Artist Services Bryan Poyser will take you through the application process step-by-step.
Sunday April 19
Narrative group 1 & Foreign films 1:15p – 2:15p
Films screening: Forgotten Frames (12:00), Misfortunes Smiles (18:00), Tropezones (6:00), Pleasant Dreams (18:54)
Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Music Video & Trailers 2:30p – 3:30p
Films Screening: Icky Twerp: The Electronic Baby Sitter (20:00), Little Boy (14:00), Beautiful Exposure (12:05), The Mirror (1:35), God & Country (1:46), Hold (2:00)
Narrative group 2 3:45p – 4:45p
Films Screening: Mrs Brummetts Garden (20:00), The Small Multiple (6:38), Gillface (12:17), Future Farmer (20:26)